Sunday, August 3

Climbing and Danger - K2

Climbers are reported missing in the attempt to reach the world's second highest mountain K2. One of them are the Norwegian climber Rolf Bae (33).
It feels strange to have written the post from yesterday about my daughter´s tracking in Ladakh and learning about the accident in different media today. There is no comparison between these two challenges. Rikke and her friends tracked in safe areas up to 6000 m, while the K2 is 8611 m and may be the most difficult mountain to climb in the world.
The Norit K2 Expedition 2008 homepage gives the latest Breaking news, and the status from K2BaseCamp-NL (14.00 hr. K2-time) is:
Exhausted climbers are still descending from the Abruzzi route.


CAS en PEMBA: now descending from C3
WILCO: Descending from C3 with Cas and Pemba
MARCO: Descending from Abruzzi with HAP's.
MARK: Safe in K2BC
JELLE: safe in K2BC
NICK RiCE: safe in K2BC

GERARD: status unknown. Unfortunately no new information.
HUGUES: status unknown. Unfortunately no new information.
KARIM : status unknown. Unfortunately no new information.
Cecilie: Reportedly returned to BC Abruzzi
Rolf: status unknown
Rolf: Has been confirmed as fatal by his wife Cecilie Skog who had been climbing with him on K2.


Denise said...

Our thoughts Arne, are wiht them.

Anonymous said...

i am sorry for the loss of life, let's get this straight. bunch rich ($$$) brats, take up this deadly "sport" for a pasttime, when they get THEMSELVES dead or trapped the rest of us normal prople are supposed to feel some feeling?

i really don't care what the rich daredevels think, do or pay for

they family take responnsibilty, did you ever hear of a wife or child forbid behavior or throw them out?

if these rich pukes were sticking needles in they arm loaded with deadly heroin, or hanging off a 8 inch ledge 27000 feet in the sky, both is self destructive actions, regard's to the first is draging a porter or sherpa along to risk they life also

then these rich a-holes dirty up the pristine mountains with they doo-doo, urine filled water bottles, spend oxygen tanksm food wrapers....they say evrest, K2..all the big mountains are dirty with trash waist deep in some spots, these nature loving, mountain loving rich creeps do not clean up after themselves, they dont even wipe they bottoms when they do the nasty because they dont want to hump the toilet paper, when they do wipe, they leave the dirty TP up on K2, to be frozen and stAY in the spot for 200 years, along with they food wrapers, oxygen bottles, old clothes, plastric bags, all polution to the natural enveroment they procalim to love so much, the lower seat side of NYC gutters are cleaner then these mountains the rich have screwed up for the last 100 years

the rich retards even leave they dead assiocastes bodys up there

what a bunch of self absorbed ninney's....i really don't give a hoot about them, they familys, they sport or they dirty polluted mountain tops

please, all you....go jump off a cliff!!
long island NY (US)

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